Accelerators

Techstars Washington DC Powered by J.P. Morgan

Techstars Washington DC Powered by J.P. Morgan focuses on startups that can benefit from tapping into the unique strengths of DC’s innovation and startup ecosystem including our tech talent and diversity, and being a national and global center for policy making. Sector focuses include: health and wellness, education, finance, government and civic engagement, cybersecurity, and more. Open to founders of all backgrounds, the program is designed to provide equitable access to funding and support for Black, Hispanic and Latino, Indigenous American and Pacific Islander entrepreneurs. Through game-changing investment and community partnerships, together we will take steps towards dismantling institutional, structural, and systematic barriers that often limit opportunities.

Washington, DC

2022 T5

In Person Program
This program hopes to run in-person, dependent on COVID-19 conditions.

Mar 28th, 2022

Applications Open

May 11th, 2022

Final Deadline

Sep 12th, 2022

Accelerator Starts

Dec 8th, 2022

Demo Day

2023 June

In Person Program
This program hopes to run in-person, dependent on COVID-19 conditions.

Oct 31st, 2022

Applications Open

Feb 1st, 2023

Final Deadline

May 8th, 2023

Accelerator Starts

Aug 3rd, 2023

Demo Day

About this Program

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"DC has an extraordinary startup ecosystem built on strengths in tech talent, diversity, and policy making."

Keith Camhi, Managing Director
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The Team.

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"I'm energized by supporting great founders and addressing the gap between the distribution of talent and opportunity."
Keith Camhi
Managing Director
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"I'm energized by supporting great founders and addressing the gap between the distribution of talent and opportunity."
Keith Camhi
Managing Director
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Julius Maina
Investment Associate
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I'm committed to helping diverse founders build impactful companies that change the face of the tech industry for the next generation.
Prad Parthiban
Investment Associate
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"I'm excited to support our diverse-led teams unlock the network and capital to grow their businesses and positively impact the world."
Sarah Hippert
Investment Associate
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“I’m inspired by the passion and drive of this diverse group of founders and look forward to bringing the full strength of J.P. Morgan’s network to support and advise throughout the program.”
Victoria Davenport
Technology & Disruptive Commerce for J.P. Morgan Commercial Banking
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I truly believe entrepreneurship is a fundamental right that needs to be available to all and I am excited by being selected to be an enabler.
Mark Lawrence
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Founder/Managing Partner Inncuvate
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As the nation’s capital, Washington DC is well positioned as both an incubator and accelerator of fintech companies that are developing solutions to serve the unbanked and underbanked, and creating shared prosperity.
Peter Stoute-King
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Co-founder Fintech Islands

Mentors

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Neha Singh is the Vice President, Marketing Strategy Lead for Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries for JPMorgan Chase.
Neha Singh
Vice President, Marketing Strategy, J.P. Morgan
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Neha Singh is the Vice President, Marketing Strategy Lead for Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries for JPMorgan Chase.
Neha Singh
Vice President, Marketing Strategy, J.P. Morgan
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"My superpower is the ability to see the big picture and break it down into actionable chunks. I plan to use that to enable me to super charge others passion to change the world through new products, services, and solutions."
David Miller
Chief of Innovation, DOJ Innovation Ventures Office
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Brooke is a seasoned entrepreneur having co-founded several successful businesses. She is an Advisor to the Justice Technology Association, on the Steering Committee for BLCK VC, and the Investment Committee for the Cap Table Coalition.
Brooke Daniels
Director/CEO, Salesforce Ventures, Daniels & Co.
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Ario Keshani is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and technology executive, and is a member of the AWS Startups team.
Ario Keshani
Startup Advisor, AWS
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"I’m inspired by the opportunity to leverage my lived experiences as a founder and social impact leader to support a new generation of innovators."
Ayanna Smith
Managing Director, GET Cities DC
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"I have always had an interest in entrepreneurship and believe that within Venture Capital you have a learning curve that does not flatten, and by design being industry agnostic, the innovation economy is a great opportunity to engage individuals looking to change the world and solve non-derivative problems across sectors."
Lawer Teye
Technology & Disruptive Commerce Coverage Banker
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In addition to serving as the Assoc. VP at GW, Jim is also GW's PI for the NSF I-Corps Hub: Mid-Atlantic Region. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Mtech Venture Accelerator and the Founding Director of the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund at the University of Maryland.
Jim Chung
Assoc. VP for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, George Washington University
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Sybongile Cook is the Director of Business Development and Strategy in the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development (DMPED). Since 2009, Sybongile has held multiple roles within the Executive Office.
Sybongile Cook
Director of Business Development & Strategy, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development
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Anthony Obi Jr. is an investor at Virginia Venture Partners, where he invests in pre-seed and seed-stage startups in Virginia. He began his career as an entrepreneur as part of the founding team at PreopMD, a digital health startup solving complex inefficiencies in the pre-op and post-op space.
Anthony Obi
Investor, Virginia Venture Partners
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"We knew that if we had access and opportunity, we could build an amazing business that does good while doing well. That’s where Techstars came in. As an alumni, I can’t wait to help other founders during their journey."
Marcus Bullock
CEO, Flikshop

Companies

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